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Essays on natural history, chiefly ornithology

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Essays on natural history, chiefly ornithology


Published 1839
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First series

"London: printed by A. Spottiswoode"--Verso of t.p

Frontispiece signed: Drawn by Capt. Edw. Jones, 1831

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SCNHRB has two copies

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088003010170) has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Alexander Wetmore (with his autograph in ink on the front free endpaper); a newsclipping ([1] p.) from an unidentified English newspaper is laid in: "Some letters of Waterton the naturalist."

SCNHRB c. 1 has an old green half-leather binding with embossed green cloth-covered boards, raised bands, gilt-tooled spine and covers; and marbled endpapers and edges

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088011237393) has [2], 16 p. of publisher's advertisements (the 2nd group is dated from April 1839) bound in at the end of the volume. Pages 5-6 of the 2nd group have been torn out

SCNHRB c. 2 has the autograph of a former owner on t.p.: T.E. Partridge; a ms. pencil note on the front paste-down endpaper says "imported Jany. 1871"; a printed bookseller's label for "Godwin, bookseller, Bath" is mounted on the front paste-down endpaper; an embossed stamp for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum is on p. iii, with accession no.: 175117

SCNHRB c. 2 has the publisher's blind-stamped green embossed cloth binding with gilt-lettered spine and yellow endpapers; the front free endpaper is wanting


Volume c. 1
Publisher London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans
Pages 434
Possible copyright status Not in copyright. The BHL knows of no copyright restrictions on this item.
Language English
Call number 39088003010170
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
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